Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Usher 'devastated' by stepson's state

11 July 2012, 07:01

Los Angeles - Usher has been left "completely devastated" after his 11-year-old stepson was declared brain dead.

The rapper is said to feel "distraught" after doctors revealed Kyle Glover - the child of the singer's ex-wife Tameka and her former partner Ryan Glover – did "not experienced any brain activity" since being admitted to hospital on Saturday after he was struck on the head by a jet ski.

A source close to 33-year-old rapper told HollywoodLife.com: "Usher is completely devastated and shaken with what has occurred.

"[He] is emotionally drained from the accident. He feels incredibly awful, distraught...it's been a complete rollercoaster of emotions."

Life support

Kyle was riding on an inner tube in the lake when he was struck by the passing jet ski, and following the incident he was admitted to the Children's Healthcare unit at Egleston Hospital in Atlanta.

Tameka was "extremely thankful" to Usher after he reportedly chartered a plane allowing her to fly to Atlanta to be at Kyle's side, and she has taken to her Facebook page to thank fans for their support and urge them to pray for her son.

The mother-of-five wrote: "Kyle, You are strong ... You'll be saved I know it. I love you my baby. I need all #Prayers for my son! thanks you everybody! (sic)"

A decision has yet to be made on whether to take the youngster off life support, and the incident is now being investigated.

- BangShowBiz




Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Jayne Zack
I am in ODM to stay, Busia Depu...

Busia Deputy Governor Kizito Wangalwa told Deputy President William on the face that he was in the Orange Democratic Movement to stay. Read more...

Boda Boda operators in Bahati rai...

Motorbike Boda Boda operators from Bahati Sub county on Tuesday took to the streets of Nakuru’s CBD lamenting over what they term is harassment by patrol police officers in the area. Read more...

Submitted by
Gabriel Ngallah
Human Rights activist lives in fe...

The Human rights fraternity in Mombasa is currently living in fear after the home of one of the vocal human rights champion was invaded on Monday night. Read more...

Submitted by
kel wesh
Poisonous milk powder siezed by K...

The Kenya Revenue Authority has seized two containers with illegal milk powder which had been declared as gypsum board at Mombasa port. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Be ready for protests, Raila warn...

Expect protests if meddling with Auditor General continues, Raila Odinga has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Kenya says will return to interna...

Kenya will return to international markets to borrow when it feels the time is right, National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich said on Tuesday. Read more...